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Google chat virus

ah, in the end all programs must let us down. i really like google mail, use it constantly, and today it seems as if spam was sent out to a lot of my friends in the form of a G…

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CAPTCHA

in relation to the Cryptonomicon, and Alan Turing specifically, i have noticed a large increase in the number of websites requiring a CAPTCHA form. CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automoted Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. it is…

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I Finished!

today i sat down in the new york public library and finshed part 3 of the Baroque Trilogy by Neal Stephenson best. books. ever. these books are "about" a lot of things: global politics, the nature of…

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Muppets!

here's a CNN story on some interesting origins of certain Muppet characters: http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/02/10/mf.muppet.favorites.stories/index.html my new favorite is Pepe the King Prawn. i first saw him in 'Muppets in Space,' and have loved him since!

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La Machine

Check out these beautiful works created by a group called La Machine (http://www.lamachine.co.uk/index.php/la_machine/). They just completed a work called La Princesse in Liverpool, where a giant spider roamed the streets, slept, and climbed buildings http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/la_princesse_in_liverpool.html here are some youtube…

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Kids on Drugs

my friend doug rice shared this video of a poor kid feeling the anaesthetic effects after dental surgery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs not exactly news, but really hilarious!

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New Photos!

i've added some new photos, including what i realized was a long-overdue photo of Yarden Fenway Hurley, my new niece! check the "Pix" page and enjoy!

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Animusic

found this on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyCIpKAIFyo&feature=related check some of the related animusic clips. a little boring, but really pretty beautiful.

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Run, Updike, Run

Today John Updike died today. There's a lot of books i've always meant to read, but the Rabbit series has always been way up there on the list. I read his story, The Centaur, a long time ago, and it…

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swede beats...

my friend marco just sent me this link, proving what i've suspected for years now: i'm smarter than everyone! http://discovermagazine.com/2009/jan/058 not.